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Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale

Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale
The Outrigger Reef on the Beach [map] has opened a new museum quality exhibit that highlights the Hawaiian traditions of canoe building and voyaging. The “Canoe Hale” (‘hale’ is the Hawaiian word for ‘house’), located in the hotel lobby just past the front desk and open daily free to the public, is a collaborative effort of the Outrigger Reef and The Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai`iloa, Mission Houses museum, and Bishop museum. The exhibit includes the actual steering...
April 27th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Journey Through Early California at the Irvine Museum

Journey Through Early California at the Irvine Museum
...  From February 24th through June 5th, 2010, view paintings from talented artists while learning about California’s history at the Irvine museum. El Camino de Oro: A Journey Through Early California contains paintings that illustrate the timeline of major events throughout California’s history. 1542 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to set foot in California when he landed in what is now San Diego Bay. 1769 - The story of Gaspar de Portola and Father Junipero Serra,...
April 26th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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The 3rd Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

The 3rd Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival
This coming Saturday, April 24, Bishop museum will be hosting its popular Grow Hawaiian Festival from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The 3rd annual Grow Hawaiian Festival, presented by Hawaiian Electric Company, is family-friendly event, in recognition of Earth Day, is open to the public, and admission is free for kama‘āina and military with ID! The Grow Hawaiian Festival focuses on conservation, clean energy, culture, and native plants. There will be a number of educational booths and hands-on demonstrations....
April 18th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Elvis Makes News in Washington DC

Elvis Makes News in Washington DC
... in the news media and how his music, performing and risqué dancing pushed the envelope of mainstream decorum and how the media covered him. The museum’s 90-foot video wall will be playing vintage clips of Elvis, from interviews to live performances. In 1954, Elvis had his first hit record, and by 1956, after television appearances on The Milton Berle Show, The Steve Allen Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, he was on to super stardom. Additionally, the exhibit includes: Elvis Presley’s black...
April 7th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
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In the Good Old Days of Hang Gliding

In the Good Old Days of Hang Gliding
... pioneer with 23 years of experience and film maker will be showing his documentary, Big Blue Sky, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum in Washington DC. He’ll also share his insight and stories surrounding the birth and growth of hang gliding along the California Pacific coast starting in the 1970s. Hang gliding dates back to the Greek story of Icarus and his father Daedalus who escaped from Crete using wings made from wax and feathers.  In the story, Icarus, against his father’s...
April 1st, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Four Reasons to Visit the California Academy of Sciences

Four Reasons to Visit the California Academy of Sciences
... Academy of Sciences is a place that “brings the whole universe under one roof” by housing an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one “living” roof.  Originally opened over 155 years ago, the new Academy while potentially being the greenest museum on earth with the 2 1/2 acre living roof, a solar canopy, a water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans. Not just a museum, the mission of the academy...
February 25th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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The History of Espionage at the Spy Museum

The History of Espionage at the Spy Museum
The International Spy museum in Washington, DC was the first public museum in the country dedicated to spies, espionage and the history of spying and counter-intelligence. Spies have been employed to gather data on both friends and enemies since the dawn of man.  The ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Romans relied heavily on espionage to protect their empires and to assist them before invasions an to wage war.  Today, while the tactics and data collection techniques are dramatically different, most...
January 14th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Communicate! at the National Museum of Scotland

Communicate! at the National Museum of Scotland
It’s time to Communicate! at the National museum of Scotland: communication:  the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information What Is It? I’d like to suggest a new collection for you to see next time you’re at the National museum of Scotland here in Edinburgh.  It’s the innovative and informative Communicate! Exhibit. Communication has been a core feature of human evolution.  After all – what other species has developed such vast and innovative forms...
November 29th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
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Exploring Nicaragua’s past in León’s museums

Exploring Nicaragua’s past in León’s museums
Heroes and Martyrs museum Though Nicaragua is no longer synonymous with Contra rebels and guerilla warfare, its past is very much a part of its present identity. And León, in particular, is where you’ll get a palpable sense of this identity. While Managua is Nicaragua’s largest city, León is the political, intellectual and cultural capital, where much of the fighting took place during the Sandinista revolution. The war has been over for more than a decade, but around town you’ll see cathedrals...
November 23rd, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
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Coronado: We Remember – Coronado Museum of History & Art

... did Coronado need to contract “sand managers” in the 1930s? These questions and many more will be answered in the new exhibit at the Coronado museum of History & Art. Coronado: We Remember combines stories, historical vignettes of artifacts, photographs, textiles and documents from the Archives of the Coronado Historical Association. A DVD of sections from oral history interviews with colorful stories and beautiful historical photographs will be shown within the exhibit. CHA employed a...
November 5th, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
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Photo Walk down Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton

Photo Walk down Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton
... Besides Harbor Blvd.,  spend some time on Commonwealth Ave., and Wilshire Blvd., and find yoga, more restaurants, more salons, and the Fullerton museum Center. Photo Credit – Abbie Mood 1 places are mentioned in this post! N Harbor Blvd and E Commonwealth Ave View Details on the Map ...
October 17th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Return of King Tut

The Return of King Tut
... years since he was last in San Francisco, but he is back and it has been over 3,000 years since he last reigned. The exhibition is at the de Young museum where Tutankhamun, the renowned “boy king” will be featured. Over 130 marvelous works presented in the exhibit will be shown from the tomb of Tutankhamun, along with works of his predecessors, family, and court officials. The exhibition has been on display since this past June, and will continue to show until March 28th, 2010. Tutankhamun and...
October 15th, 2009 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 1
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